Volume 27 / Issue 5 - May, 2022
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LCSC Program Committee Presents

Thursday, May 19, 2022
Topic: Back to the Basics - 'How NOT to do Safety in the Workplace''

Marissa Scott (Lange) MSOH, CIH, GSP, Industrial Hygiene Consultant, SafeX


Program Begins @ 9 a.m.


Virtual Meeting

Cost: NO Charge Virtual Meeting




Thursday, June 16, 2022
Topic: Back to the Basics - Ergonomics

Speaker(s): TBD


Program Begins @ 9 a.m.


Virtual Meeting

Cost: NO Charge - Virtual Meeting




Back to the Basics - How NOT to do Safety in the Workplace

The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the May virtual/webinar program ---  Back to the Basics - How NOT to do Safety in the Workplace - with keynote speaker Marissa Scott, MSOH, CIH, GSP - from SafeX. 

The program is from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2022.  This training event is provided by the LCSC steering committee.

The presentation will continue the theme established for this year "Back to the Basics" and cover a range of issues regarding how NOT to do safety in the workplace.

Scott will show common safety hazards and discuss the WRONG way to approach the solutions. She will present challenges such as chemical storage, ladder safety, electrical safety, PPE (personal protective equipment), machine guarding and more - illustrating the incorrect way to address safety issues.

Scott is an industrial hygiene consultant with SafeX who preforms industrial hygiene evaluations such as indoor air quality assessments, noise monitoring and inhalation exposure assessments for various contaminants. In addition, she conducts quantitative and qualitative fit testing and is an instructor in SafeX's Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene class.

Her presentation will talk about the different kinds of hazards (physical, biological and chemical) and some key warnings signs to NOT ignore when employees are exposed to them. She also will cover techniques for safety professionals to design communications based on audience -- and what NOT to do. This will include things like management presentations, employee trainings and safety coaching moments.

Prior to joining SafeX, Scott was a HSE professional/industrial hygienist with Marathon Petroleum Corporation. she also supported other company components' industrial hygiene programs throughout the United States. Scott received her bachelor of science in environmental science from the University of Toledo and she received her master of science in occupational health in industrial hygiene also from the University of Toledo.


You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: May 19, 2022 9 a.m.  --  Topic: Lake County Safety Council

Register in advance for this webinar:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Topic: Lake County Safety Council ----  Back to the Basics - How NOT to do Safety in the Workplace


                                The May meeting sponsors are:

  HzW Environmental Consulting and Lake Health Occupational Services.

Council Director 
Tymra Gerhart
(440) 352-4079

Council Director Elect

Council Secretary
Sue Fuerst
(440) 392-2975

Past Director

Chris Brill-Packard
(440) 354-1933

Council Advisor

Council Liaison
Chris Weber
(440) 255-1616

Steering Committee
Donna McCaskey
(440) 951-3514

Lee Silvi
(440) 525-7252

Clifford Smith
(440) 954-7653

Jim Ruttinger
(440) 710-5399


Bob Bradley
(440) 639-4494

Mike Orlando

Council Assistant
Mark Wainwright
(440) 255-1616

Ohio Bureau of Workers'
Compensation Representative

Jennifer Lingafelter
Garfield Heights Office

Interested in joining our Steering Committee? Contact Mark Wainwright for more information.

Annual Notices and Certificate of Coverage

At the beginning of May 2022, the BWC will begin sending private employers the Notice of Estimated Annual Premium and Premium Installment schedule for the policy year that begins July 1, 2022. This document assists employers in budgeting for premium expenses for the next policy year. Employers can contact the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) if they need a change to their estimate payroll or their installment schedule. Changes to the installment schedule must be completed by May 15, 2022.

BWC announces $1.5 million in research grants

Five Ohio research teams will share $1.5 million in grants through BWC's Ohio Occupational Safety and Health Research Program. The grants are awarded annually to fund research that maximizes impact on overall safety, health, productivity, and competitiveness of Ohio's workforce. Each grant provides approximately $300,000 to the research team over a two-year period.

BWC has been operating the Research Program since 2017. Since inception, it has funded 22 research projects, providing over $5 million in research grants to Ohio universities.

Information on Minority Owned Businesses

BWC is committed to ensuring minority owned businesses including but not limited to: female, African American, Hispanic, Asian and rural are aware of all the resources, rebate programs, and safety services available in the State of Ohio.

Click here to sign up to receive additional information on minority business opportunities, programs, and grants.

Visit our new Minority Owned Business page to view additional State of Ohio resources, programs, and grants.

2022 Medical & Health Symposium

You helped us make BWC history at the annual 2022 virtual Medical & Health Symposium by setting new attendance and registration records with more than 5,800 health care and legal professionals worldwide registered to attend our three-day, online conference, April 7 - 9. The BWC had fascinating speakers, continuing education opportunities, and a livestreamed, orthopedic knee surgery by Dr. Kenneth Westerheide of Orthopedic One, Columbus.

Thank You To Our Meeting Sponsors